Minister for Integration (Sweden)

The Minister for Integration (Swedish: Integrationsminister) was a cabinet minister within the Swedish Government between 1996 and 2014. The cabinet minister was appointed by the Prime Minister of Sweden.

Minister for Integration
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since 3 October 2014
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Inaugural holderLeif Blomberg

The minister was responsible for issues regarding integration, discrimination, human rights at the national level, Swedish citizenship and minorities. The last Minister for Integration was Erik Ullenhag, who served from 2010 to 2014.

List of Ministers for IntegrationEdit

No. Minister for Integration Took office Left office Time in office Party Prime Minister
1Blomberg, LeifLeif Blomberg
22 March 19962 March 1998 †1 year, 345 days Social DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
2Engqvist, LarsLars Engqvist
(born 1945)
2 March 1998October 1998214 Social DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
3Messing, UlricaUlrica Messing
(born 1968)
October 19982000731 Social DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
4Sahlin, MonaMona Sahlin
(born 1957)
200021 October 20041,461 Social DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
5Orback, JensJens Orback
(born 1959)
21 October 20045 October 2006714 Social DemocraticPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S)
6Sabuni, NyamkoNyamko Sabuni
(born 1969)
6 October 20065 October 20103 years, 364 days Liberal People'sReinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
7Ullenhag, ErikErik Ullenhag
(born 1972)
6 October 20103 October 20143 years, 362 days Liberal People'sReinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)

Ministry historyEdit

The office of Minister for Integration was under several different ministries from its founding in 1996 to its abolishment in 2014.

Ministry Term
Ministry of the Interior 1996–1998
Ministry of Culture 1998–2000
Ministry of Justice 2000–2006
Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality 2006–2010
Ministry of Employment 2010–2014